As part of the International Baccaleaureate (IB) continuum of international education, Harare International School (HIS) is proud to have an authorized Middle Years Programme (MYP).
The three IB programmes (PYP, MYP, DP) share a common philosophy and a commitment to a high quality, international education that HIS believes promotes our ability to thrive and reach for excellence. Across the continuum, our teachers are committed to the principles of an IB education, promoting inquiry-based teaching strategies and conceptual-based learning that support the IB Learner Profile and foster students’ growth in the Approaches to Learning (ATLs).
At HIS, students in grades 6-10 participate in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) across all of the subject groups. Through the MYP students find a sense of belonging in an ever-changing and incresingly interrelated world. The MYP also:
provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century. (IB Middle Years Programme. Web. International Baccalaureate. 27 August 2013.)
Through thoughtful and purposeful implementation of the MYP, we believe students will adopt a positive view of their subjects and embrace the attitudes necessary to foster lifelong learning.